4:45 LRN Sportscast

The LSU baseball team ended the regular season by sweeping Ole Miss to finish the season 13-and-17 in the SEC. Many believe the Tigers needed 13 wins in league play to have a chance at making the NCAA Tournament. Coach Jay Johnson says there’s no doubt in his mind that LSU should play in a regional…
Cut 16 (12) “….no brainer.”
D-1 Baseball released its Regional projections and they have the Tigers as a three-seed in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

D-1 baseball has both Louisiana Tech and U-L Lafayette as two seeds. The Bulldogs are in College Station, Texas, while the Cajuns are at Clemson.

U-L Lafayette’s Kyle DeBarge was named Sun Belt player of the year today, L-P Langevin as pitcher of the year, left-handed pitcher Chase Morgan as freshman of the year and Matt Deggs as Coach of the Year.

Hall of Famer Seimone Augustus is back at LSU as she’s joining Kim Mulkey’s staff as an assistant coach. Augustus led the Lady Tigers to three straight final four appearances and then went on to win four W-N-B-A championships. Patrick Wright, voice of the Lady Tigers, says, Augustus should be a great addition…
Cut 4 (10) “…great player.”
Augustus was the first women’s basketball player to have her jersey retired.

The Ragin Cajuns softball season ended on Sunday with a four to three loss to the Baylor Bears. A disappointing end for a team that won 45 games this season. Brooke Ellestad couldn’t hold back the tears in the postgame press conference
Cut 12 (10) “…all year.”
LSU is moving on to the Super Regionals after blanking Southern Illinois nine to nothing in five innings. The Tigers are at Stanford this weekend.

4:30 PM Newscast May 20

The fate of a Constitutional Convention this fall is in the hands of the Senate as it awaits a hearing in Governmental Affairs after clearing the lower chamber. La Politics-dot-com publisher Jeremy Alford says there are many questions over Governor Jeff Landry’s appointment of delegates and how they could sway constitutional changes.

Cut 6  (11) “…they want. ” 

 

Target announces its lowering prices on about five-thousand items in its store. UNO Business Professor Mark Rosa says Target is hoping the lower prices will result in more customers who end up buying more items….

Cut 9 (11) “…first in line.” 

 

LSU women’s basketball has a new assistant coach in a familiar face, as Hall of Famer Seimone Augustus is returning as an assistant coach. Mel Bridges has more.

Cut 1 (35)  “…I’m Mel Bridges”

 

LSU Softball is moving on to the Super Regionals after blanking Southern Illinois nine to nothing in five innings. Coach Beth Torina’s team will play at Stanford in a best out of three series starting on Friday

Cut 13 (12) “..next weekend.” 

3:30 PM Newscast May 20

Senate Governmental Affairs is discussing the fate of a Constitutional Convention this fall.  La Politics-dot-com publisher Jeremy Alford says there’s already been opposition from Senate leadership over the governor’s appointment of 27 delegates to the convention and he believes the debate over delegates will be significant if the bill advances to the Senate floor.

Cut 8 (12)  “…state government.” 

The bill passed in the House on a 75 to 27 vote.

Target announces its lowering prices on about five-thousand items in its store. Earlier this year, they reported their first annual decline in sales in seven years due to factors like inflation and a seedy economic outlook. However, UNO Business Professor Mark Rosa says Target is proving they won’t just watch profits dip again.

Cut 11 (07) ” …ahead of that.”

Target says the lower prices will start over summer on both national and in-house brands.

Hall of Famer Seimone Augustus is returning to LSU to join the staff as an assistant coach. As a player at LSU, Augustus led the team to their first three Final Four appearances and was the first woman in school history to have her jersey retired. After 16 years in the WNBA and three Olympics appearances, Voice of the Lady Tigers, Patrick Wright says Augustus is the perfect candidate for the role.

Cut 5 (05)  “…the floor.”

This is Augustus’ second assistant coaching job after one season with the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.

The Ragin Cajuns softball season ended on Sunday with a four to three loss to the Baylor Bears. A disappointing end for a team that won 45 games this season. Brooke Ellestad couldn’t hold back the tears in the postgame press conference.

Cut 12 (10) “…all year.” 

Congratulations on a strong season.

LRN PM Newscall May 20

LSU women’s basketball has a new assistant coach in a familiar face, as Hall of Famer Seimone Augustus is returning as an assistant coach. Mel Bridges has more.

Cut 1 (35)  “…I’m Mel Bridges”

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Target says it’s cutting prices on five-thousand items in its store. Jeff Palermo has the story…

Cut 2 (31)  “…I’m Jeff Palermo.” 

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LSU women’s basketball announces Hall of Famer Seimone Augustus is joining the staff as an assistant coach. According to Patrick Wright, voice of the Lady Tigers, though Augustus is replacing Johnny Derrick due to his retirement, she is set to fill a much different role.

Cut 3 (08) “…that stuff.” 

Besides coming in with an impressive resume, both at LSU and in the WNBA, Wright says Augustus also has a hometown advantage.

Cut 4 (10) “…great player.” 

As a player at LSU, Augustus led the team to their first three Final Four appearances and was the first woman in school history to have her jersey retired. After 16 years in the WNBA and three Olympics appearances, Wright says Augustus is the perfect candidate for the role.

Cut 5 (05)  “…the floor.”

This is Augustus’ second assistant coaching job after one season with the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.

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The fate of a Constitutional Convention this fall is in the hands of the Senate as it awaits a hearing in Governmental Affairs after clearing the lower chamber. La Politics-dot-com publisher Jeremy Alford says there are many questions over Governor Jeff Landry’s appointment of delegates and how they could sway constitutional changes.

Cut 6  (11) “…they want. ” 

Alford says there’s already been opposition from Senate leadership over the governor’s appointment of 27 delegates to the convention.

Cut 7 (11) “…that up.”  

Alford believes the debate over delegates will be significant if the bill advances to the Senate floor.

Cut 8 (12)  “…state government.” 

The bill passed in the House on a 75 to 27 vote.

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Target announces its lowering prices on about five-thousand items in its store. UNO Business Professor Mark Rosa says Target is hoping the lower prices will result in more customers who end up buying more items….

Cut 9 (11) “…first in line.” 

Target says they’ve already cut prices to 15-hundred items and plan to slash prices on hundreds household basic items like food, drinks, diapers and pet foods, which Rosa says this is the logical way to go.

Cut 10 (13) “…routinely.” 

Earlier this year, Target reported its first annual decline in sales in seven years due to factors like inflation and a seedy economic outlook. However, Rosa says Target is proving they won’t just watch profits dip again.

Cut 11 (07) ” …ahead of that.”

Target says the lower prices will start over summer on both national and in-house brands.

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The Ragin Cajuns softball season ended on Sunday with a four to three loss to the Baylor Bears. A disappointing end for a team that won 45 games this season. Brooke Ellestad couldn’t hold back the tears in the postgame press conference

Cut 12 (10) “…all year.” 

Southeastern Louisiana was also eliminated yesterday with a 12 to 2 loss to Alabama. But LSU is moving on to the Super Regionals after blanking Southern Illinois nine to nothing in five innings. Coach Beth Torina’s team will play at Stanford in a best out of three series starting on Friday

Cut 13 (12) “..next weekend.” 

2:30 PM Newscast May 20

The fate of a Constitutional Convention this fall is in the hands of the Senate as it awaits a hearing in Governmental Affairs after clearing the lower chamber. La Politics-dot-com publisher Jeremy Alford says there are many questions over Governor Jeff Landry’s appointment of delegates there’s already been opposition from Senate leadership over the governor’s appointment of 27 delegates to the convention.

Cut 7 (11) “…that up.”  

Assumption parish Authorities say a Belle Rose man collected significant amounts of money from friends and told them he was investing their money, but Assumption Parish sheriff’s deputies say 44-year-old John Michael Thibodeaux was running a Ponzi scheme. Thibodeaux was arrested Friday after a 5-month investigation prompted by complaints filed by his victims. Thibodeaux faces charges of: Theft – $5,000 to $25,000 and Promoting Pyramid Promotional Scheme Unlawful.

Target says it’s cutting prices on five-thousand items in its store. Jeff Palermo has the story…

Cut 2 (31)  “…I’m Jeff Palermo.” 

 

Hall of Famer Seimone Augustus is coming back to LSU to join the staff as an assistant coach. Patrick Wright, voice of the Lady Tigers, says, besides coming in with an impressive resume, both at LSU and in the WNBA, Augustus also has a hometown advantage.

Cut 4 (10) “…great player.” 

1:30 LRN Newscast May 20

The fate of a Constitutional Convention this fall is in the hands of the Senate as it awaits a hearing in Governmental Affairs after clearing the lower chamber. La Politics-dot-com publisher Jeremy Alford says there are many questions over Governor Jeff Landry’s appointment of delegates and how they could sway constitutional changes.

Cut 6  (11) “…they want. ” 

LSU women’s basketball announces Hall of Famer Seimone Augustus is joining the staff as an assistant coach. According to Patrick Wright, voice of the Lady Tigers, though Augustus is replacing Johnny Derrick due to his retirement, she is set to fill a much different role.

Cut 3 (08) “…that stuff.” 

This is Augustus’ second assistant coaching job after one season with the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.

Target announces its lowering prices on about five-thousand items in its store. UNO Business Professor Mark Rosa says they’ve already cut prices to 15-hundred items and plan to slash prices on hundreds of household basic items like food, drinks, diapers, and pet foods, which he says is the logical way to go.

Cut 10 (13) “…routinely.” 

Congressman Graves says he plans to run for re-election, but he hasn’t decided if it will be the sixth District, his current seat that was reapportioned as the state’s second majority-Black district. LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan says Graves could run against fellow Republican Julia Letlow in the fifth district…

Cut 24 (10) “…Republican district.”

US Speaker of the House Mike Johnson has endorsed Graves for the 6th district and other GOP Louisiana congressional members.

12:30 LRN Newscast May 20

President Biden has signed the FAA Reauthorization Bill. Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves had a major part in crafting the legislation. He says it’s good news for Louisiana travelers. The bill focuses on improving the overall experience for airline customers, he says that means everything from baggage claim to air traffic control.

Cut 24 (11) “..experience for the family.”
Two weeks are left in the legislative session and one of the biggest unknowns is will lawmakers will pass a bill to hold a Constitutional Convention in August. Details of the convention have yet to be made public.  Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the bill is awaiting a vote in Senate Governmental Affairs…

Cut 13 (08)  “…politics.”
Lawmakers are looking for specifics on what the exact proposed changes to the constitution will be

LSU women’s basketball has a new assistant coach with a familiar face. Mel Bridges has more.

Cut 1(35)  “…I’m Mel Bridges”

11:40 LRN Sportscast

Fresh off a sweep of Ole Miss, the LSU baseball team is now getting ready for the SEC Tournament. The Tigers will play Georgia tomorrow morning in the opening game of the SEC Tourney. Coach Jay Johnson’s team finished the season by winning four of its last five series, which he says is a great accomplishment…
cut 17 (17) “…probably do that
Tommy White enters the SEC Tournament, red hot at the plate. White was 8 for -13 with three home runs, seven RBIs and six extra base hits against Ole Miss.

Louisiana Tech and the Ragin Cajuns are number one seeds in their respective conference tournaments. The Bulldogs will face Middle Tennessee in Ruston on Wednesday afternoon. U-L Lafayette will play Wednesday afternoon in Montgomery, Alabama.

The Saints Hall of Fame golf tournament is today and Coach Dennis Allen expects good attendance at O-T-As which starts tomorrow. It remains to be seen if veteran cornerback Marshon Lattimore will show up. Allen says he recently spoke with Lattimore…
cut 28 (09) “…moving forward”
Allen also told reporters don’t expect to see Chase Young on the practice field anytime soon. Young is rehabbing after undergoing neck surgery.

Legendary basketball player Seimone Augustus is returning to LSU as she will serve as an assistant coach for Lady Tigers head coach Kim Mulkey. Augustus led LSU to three straight Final Four appearances and then went on to win four WNBA championships as a player.

LSU softball is moving on to the Super Regionals after beating Southern Illinois in the Baton Rouge Regionals. U-L Lafayette and Southeastern Louisiana saw their seasons end yesterday.

11:30 LRN Newscast May 20

Congressman Garret Graves says he plans to run for re-election, but he hasn’t decided if it will be sixth District, his current seat that was reapportioned as the state’s second majority-Black district. LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan says if Graves chooses to run against state Senator Cleo Fields, who’s announced his candidacy, versus another Republican in another congressional district, Hogan believes the GOP will be more likely to support him.

Cut 12 (07) “…the chamber.” 

 

And speaking of Republican endorsements, US Speaker Mike Johnson has endorsed all of Louisiana’s GOP members of Congress for re-election, including Garret Graves. Johnson issued a press release supporting Graves in District 6, along with Majority Leader Steve Scalise in the state’s first congressional district. Clay Higgins in District Three and Julia Letlow in District Five. Qualifying for the November 5th election is July 17-19.

There are two weeks left in the legislative session and one of the major bills that has yet to be decided is the measure that calls for a Constitutional Convention. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the bill is still awaiting a discussion in the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee…
cut 14 (06) “….will happen”
Republican megadonor Lane Grigsby has recommended the governor should scrap the idea of having Jeff Landry picking 27 delegates for the proposed convention.

Target announces its lowering prices on about five-thousand items in its store. UNO Business Professor Mark Rosa says Target is hoping the lower prices will result in more customers who end up buying more items….

Cut 9 (11) “…first in line.” 

Target says they’ve already cut prices to 15-hundred items and plan to slash prices on hundreds household basic items like food, drinks, diapers and pet food.

10:30 LRN Newscast May 20

There are two weeks left in the regular legislative session. It appears lawmakers will approve a bill that will in the future expand the state’s voucher program so parents of all income levels can use public dollars to pay for private school tuition. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says Landry’s legislative agenda has done well for his first regular session…
cut 15 (10) “….he wanted”
A bill that will result in a constitutional convention in August is still awaiting a hearing in Senate Governmental Affairs.

The LSU baseball team ended the regular season by sweeping Ole Miss to finish 13-and-17 in the SEC. Coach Jay Johnson says there’s no doubt in his mind LSU is worthy of an NCAA Regional bid…
Cut 16 (12) “….no brainer.”
LSU will play in the SEC Tournament this week. They take on Georgia tomorrow morning.

President Biden has signed legislation designed to improve air travel. Sean Richardson spoke with Congressman Garret Graves who helped write the bill….
Cut 2 (34) “…I’m Sean Richardson.”

The Louisiana House will convene this afternoon and vote on a Senate approved bill that would ban individuals from possessing two drugs that can be used to induce an abortion. Shreveport Senator Thomas Pressly authored legislation after his sister’s ex husband secretly gave her the drugs when she was pregnant. But doctors says these drugs are needed for reproductive care.